Industry Symposia

These are non-accredited, industry sponsored, Satellite Symposium and
are NOT part of the accredited Update in General Surgery Conference.

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 1215 – 1300

Location:
Hilton Downtown, Conference Level, Tom Thomson

How are you managing wound infections? Use of Negative Pressure with Instillation in the management of Wounds

The management of acute and chronic wounds requires a comprehensive assessment of both the patient and wound to determine the optimal treatment plan for achieving wound care goals. Direct and indirect costs related to wound care contribute to the overall healthcare expenditure and are anticipated to increase with the aging population. Moreover, wound treatment costs can increase when wound complications, such as infection, edema, and poor perfusion, causing further delays in wound healing. It is critical to balance the benefits of lower costs of wound healing dressings against those of advanced technologies. The use of advanced technologies, such as NPWT and NPWTi, may facilitate earlier wound closure and be more cost effective compared to lower cost products that take longer, or fail, to heal the wound.

Speaker:
Dr. Alan Rogers, MBChB, FC Plast Surg, MMed, FRCSI, MSc
Attending Plastic Surgeon, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery,
University of Toronto

This unaccredited event is brought to you by Acelity

Acelity

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 1730 – 1900

Location:
Hilton Downtown, Conference Level, Carmichael/Jackson

Panelists:

Dr. Sean Cleary – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dr. Colin Ward – Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie
Dr. Alice Wei – UHN

Session Chairs:

Dr. Shiva Jayaraman – St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Dr. John Hagen – Humber River Hospital

This unaccredited event is brought to you by Stryker

Stryker

Speakers

Ralph George, MD, FRCS
Medical Director
CIBC Breast Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Afsaneh Alavi, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Toronto,
Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating chronic and painful inflammatory disease associated with a number of concomitant comorbidities. Millions of people are suffering from HS worldwide. Early diagnosis and accurate assessment of disease severity are critical for optimal management and improving patients’ quality of life. Dermatologists and General Surgeons can improve outcomes through proper referrals and an interdisciplinary care.

Please join Dr. Ralph George and Dr. Afsaneh Alavi and learn more about new scientific evidence providing patient-centered solutions that will bring hope and new beginnings to the life journey of people with HS.

Learning Objectives:
By attending the symposium, participants will:

  • Review the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and burden of HS;
  • Emphasize the importance of early intervention and accurate assessment of disease severity;
  • Interpret current evidence to achieve treatment success and define expectations for successful treatment according to disease severity;
  • Explore practical aspects of a multi-disciplinary approach and the importance of co-management with dermatologists to enrich the care of patients with HS.

Agenda – 75 minutes

Welcome
25 min Dre. Alavi: Pathophysiology/clinical presentation, disease severity, emotional/physical burden and current treatment evidence
25 min Dr. George: Review surgical treatment options for HS and Practical aspects of a multi-disciplinary approach and the importance of co-management with dermatologists to enrich the care of patients with HS
15 min Dre. Alavi and Dr. George: Derm and Surgeon’s perspectives: Define expectations according to disease severity
10 min Q&A and CLOSING REMARKS

This unaccredited event is brought to you by Abbvie
Abbvie